Thursday, August 25, 2011

2011 Koenigsegg Agera






2011 Koenigsegg Agera R



We’re not going to lie; when we picked the Koenigsegg Agera as our 2010 supercar of the year, we were pretty proud of ourselves. Not only did we buck the trend of crowning the mythical title of world’s best exotic to the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, we actually gave it to a car that has 300-less horsepower than the current fastest machine on the planet. We figured that even if the Veyron Super Sport can wallop the Agera on the drag strip, the latter’s combination of appeal, speed, and cheaper price tag was more than what we could get from the Veyron Super Sport. Turns out, we haven’t seen the very best and most powerful version of the Agera yet. That is, until this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on the Veyron SS-slayer, the Koenigsegg Agera R.


4.7 liter V8 engine

Horse Power @ RPM:

0-60 time:
2.9 sec.

Top Speed:
260 mph


The Agera R uses a skeleton made of carbon fiber monocoque. It is very strong and lightweight. It also comes with VGR wheels that have spokes serving as turbine vanes which helps maximize the overall downward force generated by the sports car. The car in general is made up of very high quality materials befitting a car of its stature. The car is expected to cost somewhere in the vicinity of $1.6 million.

The Agera R features a 5-liter V8 powerful engine producing a mind-boggling 1,115 hp, much more powerful than the 910 hp engine of Agera. It also utilizes a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Imagine what happens when it unleashes all that power on the track.



2011 Koenigsegg Agera R



2011 Koenigsegg Agera R


2011 Koenigsegg Agera R


The top-of-the-line Bugatti Veyron Super Sport shares the same 8.0-liter, 16-cylinder engine, but with larger turbos and bigger intercoolers to push power to 1,183bhp, a jump of 196bhp. Torque increases from 921lb ft to 1106lb ft. This all means that it can reach a reported 267mph and that is faster than an Agera R.

Considering that you will most likely never go as fast as these cars, let alone with another car next to you to race; it is sort of irrelevant at this speed. When you cross a football field in less than a second your mind is more focused on survival instead of beating the other super rich guy in the car next to you. Nonetheless, the Bugatti seems to have the Agera R beat on paper even in the 0-60mph category which it reaches in 2.5 seconds.


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